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Definition of lass in English:


chiefly Scottish & Northern English
A girl or young woman: he married a lass from Yorkshire village lasses
More example sentences
  • Now, though, all the young lasses can clump the ball and everyone knows that the sisters are there for the beating.
  • Shelma's a young lass from, well, I'm not sure where she's from, but she sings like an angel.
  • On my first day of travelling to school on the bus, I was at the back along with some friends, when a young lass got on.
girl, young woman, young lady;
Scottish lassie;
Irish colleen
informal chick, girlie, filly
British informal bird, bint, popsy
North American informal dame, babe, doll, gal, broad, patootie, tomato
Australian/New Zealand informal sheila
derogatory baggage, piece, bit, tart
literary maid, maiden, damsel
archaic or humorous wench


Middle English: based on Old Norse laskura (feminine adjective) 'unmarried'.

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